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100 Tourists Robbed in Popular African Travel Destination: Will it Happen to You?
Around 100 tourists were robbed around Victoria Falls, a popular African travel destination, in the past 4 months. That’s crazy! After 7 months traveling the continent (and living in Ethiopia for several years), I still haven’t heard of that many problems happening to travelers in such a short time frame. Will it happen to you? […]
Backpacking Nigeria: The one remote destination you must see!
[Admin Note: Everybody knows, I love East Africa. It’s beautiful, it’s safe, it’s easy (well relatively so) to travel. But then Anwuli Okeke from Hacking Africa, inspired me to consider this hidden gem that she discovered while backpacking Nigeria. It’s one of those spots that you’ll see once, but never forget. And it’s much different than […]
Love on the Road & 9 Other Answers Explained by a Traveler in Africa
[Admin Note: For a long time, I felt like I was a traveler in Africa with one of the only blogs dedicated to backpacking the continent. But then I thankfully stumbled across Miguel at Viviendo en Chanclas. His blog is a Spanish version of everything I try and promote here. (Except he has way better photos!!) And […]
17 Must See African Travel Destinations in 2017
African Travel Destinations | The year 2017 is all about adventure, meaning, & inspiration. Do something gutsy. Follow your heart. And most of all, find a friend or go solo to one of the most gorgeous spots on earth. 1. Lake Malawi 2. Pyramids of Giza 3. Mali 4. Seychelles […]
Backpacking Africa Gear: My FAVORITE (& Affordable) MUST-HAVE Item!
Backpacking Africa Gear: The ONE item you seriously need! As most of you know, I’m obsessed with Clever Travel Companion gear. Mostly because before my trip, I wasted my money on lots of useless stuff. And Clever is one of the only things that actually helped me. Plus, it survived my entire trip which says […]
My Backpacking Africa Book Reviews
Backpacking Africa Book Reviews: What Are Travelers Saying? Before I started my backpacking Africa adventure, I was so freaked out. I had never backpacked before, and knew nothing about the continent. Luckily, I reached out to one blogger who couldn’t give me any tips other than, “I’ve seen other girls traveling… You’ll probably be fine.” […]
Hospitalized & Scammed: Solo Traveler Shares His Backpacking Africa Story
Backpacking Africa Story: The good, the bad, and the ugly [Admin’s Note: Tarek is a backpacker that first reached out to me online before his trip. We kept in touch while he was traveling, and he has an awesome story to share. While his time was incredible, he also faced some realistic problems that come […]
Bucket List Ideas: 21 Things to Do in Africa Before You Die
Bucket List Ideas for everything you want to do in Africa. Guaranteed for an adrenaline pumping, picture perfect, unforgettable experience. You only have one life to live… so make it good! 1. Safari Alright, it’s obvious. But seeing these beautiful animals in their natural environment is something truly special. Depending on when and where you […]
Ethiopia Travel Warning: 4 things to know NOW (but helpful for any African country!)
Ethiopia Travel Warning | I’ve gotten numerous travelers recently asking me, “Is Ethiopia safe to visit right now?” If you haven’t seen the news, there have been multiple protests resulting in many deaths. It’s grossly exaggerated by the media. But as a local living here, it’s escalating to a point travelers should start paying attention to it. […]
Service Travel: What is the real story? My experience volunteering in Africa
I recently heard about a reporter named Laura who was writing an article about the no-guild vacation; the rise of service travel. In her words: “From laying the foundation for a new school in Kenya to creating sustainable homes in India to digging wells in Guatemala, this short form reported piece will explore this educational and philanthropic segment of […]